Port Vale manager Rob Page has denied rumours linking him to the vacant manager’s position at Championship club Cardiff City according to Wales Online.

The Bluebirds have moved former boss Russell Slade into a Head of Football role at the club following their 1-1 draw with Birmingham City at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.

Speculation has already gathered regarding Slade’s potential successor with Port Vale manager Rob Page one of those initially linked to the post. The 41 year old originates from Llwynypia in South Wales and knows Cardiff City well having previously played for the club. Page currently combines his role at Vale Park with coaching at international level within the Wales youth set up.

Cardiff City are thought to be looking to appoint a young ambitious manager to lead the club going forward and while Page fits the criteria for the vacancy, the Port Vale boss has denied speculation linking him with a return to South Wales.

“That was news to me when I came into the club and heard that,” Page told the press following his side’s 5-0 home derby defeat to Walsall on Sunday afternoon.

“Cardiff City is my club so people will put two and two together but there is nothing in it and I am fully focused on trying to pick up these Port Vale players and rebuild.”

Despite the heavy defeat at Vale Park, Page has worked wonders on an extremely tight budget this season with Port Vale securing a top half of the table finish in League 1.

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